Important Visit by French Minister of State

The first week of October was very special for us as we had the privilege to receive and host the French Minister of State, Madame Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, and her delegation. Since 20 May 2022 she serves as Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships in the government of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne.

The minister was in the country on a series of engagements which included a meeting with the Republican President His Excellence Mr Hakainde Hichilema.

On the side of her official engagements, she found some time to join us and visit our “Back to school!” project conducted since April 2022 in Chawama (Distinction Academy community School) with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

She also requested an open dialogue exchange sit down with youth – over 50 youths from different backgrounds showed up at our premises – to discuss about democracy and the role of the European Union in Zambia.

Visits such as this one are important to cement the relationships that exists between Zambia and France as well as Inspire concrete actions to improve our bilateral cooperation.


Merci madame and we hope for more of this.